Master Key is a batch rating system desiged
for PC and Mainframe computers that will streamline your rating process.
It can be used as a stand-alone batch processing system to rate hundreds
of shipmets a minute from multiple tariffs, or it can be integrated with
an existing software application to perform the rating function of a system.
Master Key uses common data format and access methods, so when you use
it with one rate scale, additional scales can quickly be up and running
by installing a Master Key update. It opens the door to autorating
many of the popular (and some not-so-popular) rate scales. If you
have shipment information that needs to be rated, you need Master Key.
Master Key for PC
In batch mode, an entire file of shipment information is quickly processed with
the rated results placed in the same or a different file where they
can be used by other applications. By specifying different tariffs,
you can easily perform "what if" analysis to see the impact of using an
alternate scale of rates. Master Key can also be launced from another
application to rate a single shipment and allow the results to be returned
and used by the other application.
Master Key for mainframe computers
For mainframe systems, Master Key is provided as a series of program
source code modules and data files which can be integrated with existing
applications. Like the PC version, it can be used to rate shipments
in a batch, or called when needed to perform the rating function for a
Other rating system related products
PC rating systems
Master Key is completely compatible
with PC rating
by Middlewest. MARS, the benchmark rate scale, provides nationwide
LTL rates between all points in the continental U.S., and MARS 510 for
rating between the U.S. and Canada. Customized PC rating systems
are built to customer specifications and often contain unique rate levels,
and customized features.
MWB Web Rater
The Middlewest Web Rater is the perfect
solution for those instances when the rates need to be available to many
customers. Updates are immediately available avoiding delays and costs of
physical distribution of diskettes and CD's.